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Posted February 3, 2015 by Laurie Kay Olson

Rufus is a Pharaoh Hound that lives in Santa Monica, California with his human mom, Sara, and his human dad, Brian. He is very photogenic and known for having some truly amazing adventures while he is sleeping. If you haven't heard of a Pharaoh Hound you are not alone. They are not a common breed in the United States, and they aren't for the casual dog owner.

Posted January 27, 2015 by Laurie Kay Olson

For Matteo Walch the Austrian Alps are alive with the sound of marmots. The boy from Innsbruck became acquainted with the creatures when he was just four years old when his family was on vacation. They have returned each year since so that Matteo can visit with the animals he loves. Don't call him a marmot whisperer though. Marmots are not as shy as they are made out to be.

Posted January 26, 2015 by Laurie Kay Olson

There are a lot of cat lovers out there who believe that they really spoil their cats rotten. They would be hard pressed to go further than Greg Krueger of St. James, Minnesota. He has spent the past 15 years continuously remodeling his house -- just for his cats. For most people this would seem to be an act of insanity. For Krueger it was more of an ingenious method of self-therapy.

Posted January 25, 2015 by Laurie Kay Olson

Horses and dogs that race already have compression suits to help improve their performance. Al Shibla, a company based in the UAE that specializes in luxury goods for horses and camels, recently launched a line of compression suits for camels. The company claims that the strange product is already generating a great deal of interest among stable owners in the Middle East.

Posted January 23, 2015 by Ron Callari

Down through the ages, man’s best friend has often filled the role of ’sidekick,’ whether it be the family dog, a
guard dog or a member of a police squad’s K-9 Unit. But, most recently
that term took on a more literal meaning. In a new initiative that
includes sidecars, doggles (doggie goggles) and road trips, ’sidecar
dogs’ are becoming the new rage.

Posted January 21, 2015 by Ron Callari

As the whole world learned of the devastating terrorist attacks inflicted on the Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris, little was reported about the affects on one lone canine. Actually it wasn’t until January 16 that France’s Le Monde newspaper released a very heart-warming story of an unreported survivor of the shootings.

Posted January 21, 2015 by Laurie Kay Olson

This photo of a portly possum in Australia has been circulating on the internet for almost three years now. Reportedly this little marsupial had broken into a bakery and eaten the pastries until he could no longer move. It is a very cute photo with one major issue -- it may not be the real thing. There is no evidence to back up the photo and many people have claimed that it is a Photoshop job.

Posted January 19, 2015 by Laurie Kay Olson

In the category of things you never thought you'd see -- fish receiving glass eyes so that the other fish would stop picking on them. In late November 2014, two rockfish at the Vancouver Aquarium in Canada underwent surgery to receive prosthetic eyes to replace the eye that each of them had lost to cataracts. Missing an eye apparently made them look weak to the other fish in the tank which led to the fish being bullied.